When I started this Grateful series at the at the beginning of 2012, I had no idea of how it would work or what shape it would take. In that first post, Grateful 52, I wrote: I can’t help but wonder what our world would be like if more people took the time to give thanks – to themselves and to others. Thanks for the little things that make life worth living. Thanks for the people in our lives who keep us sane. And thanks for karma – who will, at the end of the day, make sure that all wrongs are righted. Six years later, I’m still grateful. This regular practice of gratitude enriches my life and marks the closure of my week.

2020 Grateful 5: Visitors

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Eating in is the new eating out. And when you're starved for…

2020 Grateful 6: Kagandahang Loob

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Some days, I find it difficult to get my head around anything…

2020 Grateful 7: A spring in my step

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I hadn't realised that I'd been holding my breath for the last…

2020 Grateful 8: Shop in Ireland for Pure Clothing

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My Facebook feed has suddenly gotten a lot more interesting.…

2020 Grateful 9: Cash Concerns

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I read recently that central banks are seriously considering…

2020 Grateful 10: The Rule of Life

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Generations of Benedictine monks around the world have been living…

2020 Grateful 11: Grateful Living

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I was reminded recently of a 2017 interview between Oprah Winfrey…

2020 Grateful 12: Katharine Hepburn

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I'm not loving much about life lately, but the prods the universe…

2020 Grateful 13: Bajai Halászlé

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For years, I've been living with the illusion that the standard…